and refresh themselves. You will make every preparation to move at aa moment's notice, and if necessary have rations cooked. The general wishes the men and horses to get all the rest they can.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
May 22, 1864-6.40 p. m.
The general commanding directs me to say that he wishes you to keep well closed up with Ewell's corps. Send back and get up all stragglers, and see that the proper staff officers attend to the marching of the men and require them to keep with their commands, well closed up, &c. General Lee will go on with Ewell's corps.
W. H. TAYLOR,
HEADQUARTERS MARYLAND LINE,
May 22, 1864-11 a. m.
MAJOR: Sheridan left Dabneys' yesterday afternoon and went toward Old Church. Major General Fitz. Lee still at Hanover Court-House.
Your obedient servant,
BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,
HANCOCK'S HOUSE, VA., May 22, 1864-7 a. m.
Major General D. H. HILL,
Aide-de-Camp, on the lines:
GENERAL: Should it be preferable to delay the reorganization of the forces as ordered for one or two days until we shall have established definitely our line, you are authorized to so announce it to Generals Hoke and Johnson, in which event the present organization must remain as it is. Show this communication to those generals.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
Petersburg, May 22, 1864.
Commanding, &c., Hancock's House:
GENERAL: Having a large amount of very important work to attend to at Wilmington, where my presence is required, I shall proceed there to-day, having been relieved from the temporary command of the department at my own request. Under the circum-